Nov 102013

Welcome to the website of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation, the alumni organization of Harvard University’s celebrated mixed choir. HRCMF is committed to supporting high-quality mixed choral music at Harvard. To that end, we provide financial and administrative support to HRCM and the other Holden choirs, the Harvard Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society. We also serve as a resource and network for our alumni community around the world.

HRCMF is on Facebook! Connect with fellow Collegi-alumni by joining the HRCMF Facebook group.

Mar 092014

Alice Parker & Joyful Noise Residency
Harvard University | April 11-12, 2014
Exploring the neurological, therapeutic, and social benefits of community singing

Concert: “Boundless Realms of Joy”
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sanders Theatre, 8pm

Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum | Joseph Fort, conductor
Joyful Noise | Allison Fromm, conductor
Brattle Street Chamber Players
Alice Parker, guest conductor

Celebrated chorus Joyful Noise, composed of adults with significant physical and/or neurological disabilities, joins the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Brattle Street Chamber Players in Sanders Theatre on Friday, April 11. Renowned conductor, composer, and educator Alice Parker will lead the choruses and audience in works that speak to the power of music for wellness and community.

Buy tickets from a member of the Collegium or through the Harvard Box Office:
Holyoke Arcade from 12-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday; for information, call 617-496-2222 or visit

“Boundless Realms of Joy” continues on Saturday morning with a symposium featuring widely acclaimed participants, speakers, and the Joyful Noise chorus itself.

Symposium: Beyond the Concert Hall
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Lowell Lecture Hall, 9am-4pm

Celebrating the choral art and its role in society, featuring distinguished speakers and the Joyful Noise chorus in conversation with Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities, Harvard.

Musicians, researchers, and disability advocates will explore the intersections of music and disability, neuroscience, wellness, and community. Alice Parker and Joyful Noise will lead symposium attendees in song.

For more information, visit the event website at
and Facebook event page at

Mar 092014

The next annual meeting of the members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation, Inc., will be held

3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014
Paine Hall, Music Building
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The meeting will be brief, but entertaining – and will be swiftly followed by

** All-Holden Alumni Sing of the Faure Requiem **

** Andrew Clark and Jeff Bernstein ’89, conductors **

If you have your own score, bring it along. Otherwise, we will have copies to share.  Feel free to pass this along to your RCS and HGC friends!

Questions to Samantha Morrison-Ma ’07 at

Hope to see many of you there!

*About Jeff Bernstein: An alum of both HRCM and HGC, Jeff Bernstein is a composer and choral conductor now based in Southern California.  After a stint as Associate Director of Choral Activities and Music Director for HRC in the 1990′s, he served as the Director of Choral Music at Occidental College in Los Angeles for several years before founding the Pasadena Master Chorale in 2008.

Dec 042013

Thank you to everyone who attended our Alumni Cocktail Party in Washington, DC: Collegium Visits the Capital!

The Collegium’s concert at this year’s ACDAvConference received rave reviews.  Congratulations to the choir and Andy Clark!  Following the performance, HRCMF and local DC alumni were thrilled to host a cocktail reception in downtown DC to celebrate the Collegium’s performance at ACDA on February 8th.  More than 80 singers, alumni, and other guests came together to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over hors d’oeuvres and wine. The evening was capped off with a heartwarming toast from Andy, and an impromptu and stirring performance by the Collegium of a few selections from their earlier performances (because two concerts in a day in not enough!).  Bravo to the choir, and thanks to our regional alumni who were in attendance!

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Nov 062012

Attention, alumni! Mark your calendars for an exciting 2013-14 season:

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8pm (Sanders Theatre): Collegium Fall Concert with the Radcliffe Choral Society

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8pm (Sanders Theatre): Collegium Concert with the High School Choral Festival

Saturday, February 8, 2014: Collegium performs at American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Baltimore and mini-tour in Washington, DC.

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8pm (Sanders Theatre): Collegium Spring Concert with Joyful Noise.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8pm (Sanders Theatre): Visitas (Pre-Frosh) Concert – Collegium performs Verdi Requiem with the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.